Copyright

    Copyright in France is governed by the law of March 11, 1957 and the Act of 3 July 1985, codified in the code of intellectual property.

    The law recognizes as the author any natural person who creates a work of the spirit regardless of its genre (literary, musical or artistic), its form of expression (oral or written), its merit or purpose (artistic or utilitarian purpose).

    Copyright covers so any creation of the mind, it is a literary work (books, newspapers, plays, software, website, etc.), a work of art (painting, sculpture, photography, image infographiee, architecture, etc.), musical or audiovisual works, once materialized, original and that it is the expression of the personality of the author. So do not fall under copyright protection purely conceptual creations of the mind such as an idea, a concept, a word of common parlance, or a method.

    And after the article L.111 - 1 and L.123 - 1 of the code of intellectual property, the author of a work of the mind enjoys an exclusive property right from its inception, without need for formalities (filing or registration), for a period corresponding to the calendar year of the death of the author and 70 years that follow, for the benefit of his rightful claimants. Beyond this period, the works enter the public domain. However, in case of dispute, it is necessary to be able to provide proof of the existence of the work at a given date, in having previously made a deposit with a recognised body, or in having made the public work and being way to prove. And after the article L.111 - 1 and L.123 - 1 of the code of intellectual property, the author of a work of the mind enjoys an exclusive property right from its inception, without need for formalities (filing or registration), for a period corresponding to the calendar year of the death of the author and 70 years that follow, for the benefit of his rightful claimants. Beyond this period, the works enter the public domain. However, in case of dispute, it is necessary to be able to provide proof of the existence of the work at a given date, in having previously made a deposit with a recognised body, or in having made the public work and being way to prove.

    Article l. 111-1 of the Code of intellectual property:
    The author of a work of the mind shall enjoy in this work, only
    made of his creation of an exclusive right of intangible property
    and enforceable at all.
    This right includes intellectual and moral attributes,
    as well as heritage order attributes [...].

    Article l. 123-1 of the Code of intellectual property:
    The author has, during his lifetime the exclusive right to exploit his work
    in any form whatsoever and to make a monetary profit.
    On the death of the author, this right continues for the benefit of his rightful claimants
    during the current calendar year and the 70 years that follow.

    The term copyright means the notion of copyright in the U.S. Statute (in title 17, United States Code). Unlike the copyright in force in France, a deposit is required in order to enforce the United States. A deposit of copyright works can thus display the © symbol, followed by the year of publication, then the name of the author (or the company that filed the copyright).

    This formalism is permitted in France insofar as it applies to any work subject to copyright. Copyright, or all rights reserved Terms do not have so much influence on the protection of the work and allow only an informative role towards the public. On the other hand the absence of acronym or mention of copyright does not mean that the work is not protected! Thus all elements present on the Internet (pictures, videos, sound clips, texts) are subjected de facto to the copyright, even though their access is free and no mention says that they are protected!